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Why would a cat want a hard tail motorcycle? I don't see that they can be comfortable, and I have talked to cats that have ridden them and they said you feel every little bump and they just kill your back. Are some folk just a glutton for punishment:dunno::supergrin:
 

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Most of the old, original hard tails had seats with spring to help cushion the bumps and if you road them on a smooth road they're not suppose to be too bad. Other then that they look cool and are totally simple, no shocks to replace or bushing on the swing arm.
 

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They do look good for sure, but I can't see where those little springs under the seat would help much:supergrin:
 

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Looks Okie, Looks. For in town cruising with a chopper looking bike, thats cool. If you are going on long rides, nope.
 

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Just to be cool. :whistling:
 

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Why would a cat want a hard tail motorcycle? I don't see that they can be comfortable, and I have talked to cats that have ridden them and they said you feel every little bump and they just kill your back. Are some folk just a glutton for punishment:dunno::supergrin:
I wasn't aware cats rode motorcycles.
 

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I would rather be comfortable then kool:supergrin:
this is what I told my neighbors when they caught me mowing the yard in a dress..... :wow:
 

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One reason is that hardtails are cheap and easy to build.

Newb's don't know the diff, so they pony up the bucks so that they can have something to park in front of the bar.

Another sign of a wannabe is a giant fat tire in the back. 'Looks cool to some, but corners like poo.
 

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One reason is that hardtails are cheap and easy to build.
This.

And remember that it was a factory decision at Harley Davidson long before people were building hardtails from custom frames - although I doubt Harley was the first or only bike manufacturer to make hardtails way back in the day just because it was cheap to build, and so much easier to design springs under the seat mounts than to design a good rear suspension. I think it was mostly a cop-out on an engineering challenge the factories just didn't want to take on at the time.
 

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One reason is that hardtails are cheap and easy to build.

Newb's don't know the diff, so they pony up the bucks so that they can have something to park in front of the bar.

Another sign of a wannabe is a giant fat tire in the back. 'Looks cool to some, but corners like poo.
Fat tires ain't always bad, if the bike is engineered with it. I rock a 210 on mine and it corners really well - heck, I go on rides with sportbikes when they're not going all out and I keep up just fine. Many people report even slapping a 240 on and not losing much cornering ability.
 

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i'm young enough to want one but, old enough to need a softail.
 

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Alot of flesh and leather has been embeded into pavement cuz of hardtails.
 

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Because a lot of people want to look like billy badass riding a hardtail harley, wearing cliche leather with patches and stuff. This is often the result of a mid life crisis.

At least in my area these are often the guys you see checking out under a dump truck or at an intersection with some poor lady on the back that thinks the guy knows what he's doing.
 

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It takes a hard a** to ride a hard tail.:supergrin:
 
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